Haslam’s “Real Positive” After Double Podium at Donington Park BSB

After an up and down start to the 2024 British Superbike Championship season, Leon Haslam sparked life into his campaign at the weekend with two podium finishes at Donington Park.

The 2018 champion was affected by several technical issues with his ROKiT Haslam Racing BMW, but although it was not easy sailing on his home track, he finished third in Saturday's race and then a close second in Sunday's Sprint Race – when he looked down one stage That he would overhaul long-time race leader Glenn Irwin – was a bit like that.

Leon Haslam, Donington Park PSP Test 2024. Credit: Impact Images.

“We had a braking problem on Saturday, but the team made some positive changes to the bike on Sunday, and for 75% of the lap, the bike was really strong,” he said. “I was losing some time in the last sector and especially in the last two turns where the Ducati was riding better than the BMW. But the tire was good and the bike was stable and consistent.”

After those two podiums, Haslam was hoping for more of the same, at least, in the final race but he did not have the pace to challenge the leading group in the second half of the race and sixth place was his best bet. can manage. However, the weekend's tally of 40 points moved him up to sixth in the championship standings.

“Sixth in the last race was the best we could do in that race, but at the end of the day we're going to walk away from here with a podium and that's great. Not only did we get two podiums, we were fighting for wins in those races, so This is a real positive result from this round.

“There are still some small issues we need to sort out but overall it was a good weekend and I can't thank the ROKiT Haslam Racing team enough. We achieved some great results, we are back on the podium and take home some good points.


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